March 17, 2013 |
There are just 18 games remaining in the 76ers' regular season, and coach Doug Collins has some words of advice for rookie forward Arnett Moultrie during that span. "When he's out there, just bust it," Collins said following practice Friday. "When he gets a little tired I'll take him out, but I don't want him pacing himself. I want him, every minute, pushing hard. " With the Sixers likely to miss the playoffs this spring - nine of their last 18 games are against teams currently in playoff positions - the focus is going to change.
October 7, 2012 |
Just the other day, 76ers coach Doug Collins and associate head coach Michael Curry were having a conversation about team depth. It's always a good conversation to have - especially if you have depth - when preparing for another season. However, for the Sixers, the good news is that the conversation wasn't about the top eight spots as they see it. Instead, Curry and Collins were talking about players nine through 14. Specifically, they were discussing what they had seen out of the two rookies in camp, 6-foot-1 guard Maalik Wayns and 6-10 power forward Arnett Moultrie.
March 4, 2013 |
One of the reasons coaches choose their profession is that they are imbued with a tenacity that won't allow them to give up. That doggedness earned 76ers coach Doug Collins coach-of-the-year votes after he resurrected the Sixers from a 3-13 start to finish the 2010-11 regular season 41-41 before Miami eliminated them in the first round of the playoffs. That same tenacity was on display last season when the Sixers, following a 20-9 start, sputtered home, 15-22, the rest of the way. They reached the playoffs and eventually the second round only because they won four straight road games at the end of the season.
February 8, 2013 |
WITH ONE player's misfortune comes another's opportunity. While Thaddeus Young stiff-legs his way around the 76ers' bench for the next few weeks, rookie Arnett Moultrie should get an ample amount of playing time and give Sixers fans a look into what he might be able to bring in the future. Young will be out at least 3 weeks with a Grade 1 left hamstring strain suffered in Monday's win over the Orlando Magic. So, while the Sixers were already shorthanded in the low post with Andrew Bynum's season-long knee injuries, losing Young is that much more devastating.
July 12, 2013 |
ORLANDO - This gimme 5 might cost some dough. According to ESPN's "Around The Horn" panelist Pablo Torres, new Sixer Nerlens Noel plans to wear No. 5 next season as a thumbed-nose to the five teams that passed on him in last month's draft. Take that, Cleveland, Orlando, Washington, Charlotte and Phoenix. But wait, the last time Arnett Moultrie put on his Sixers jersey, it still had the No. 5 on it. "He ain't getting the number," Moultrie said yesterday. "That's my number. But anything is negotiable.
November 20, 2013 |
DALLAS - Brett Brown was asked Monday about Arnett Moultrie, the 76ers' injured power forward. "I don't even know Arnett Moultrie," the team's coach jokingly responded. "He's a ghost. " Brown went on to rave about the sidelined second-year player's weight loss: The 6-foot-10 Moultrie has dropped 12 pounds and now weighs 228. "He has bought in in a big way while not doing anything," Brown said. Moultrie is not expected to play until January after undergoing preseason surgery on his left ankle.
July 26, 2012 |
The 76ers signed rookies Maurice Harkless and Arnett Moultrie on Tuesday. Harkless was the 15th overall pick in last month's NBA draft. The Sixers acquired Moultrie, drafted with the 27th pick overall pick by Miami, by trading the draft rights to Justin Hamilton (45th pick overall) and a protected future first-round pick. The terms of the deals were not made public. However, in the first year of their deals, Harkless will make $1.73 million and Moultrie will make $1.04 million. Harkless (6-foot-8, 208 pounds)
January 3, 2013 |
PHOENIX - It's easy to get full of yourself the day after going to Los Angeles and handling the Lakers they way the 76ers did on Tuesday. The Sixers got 26 points, 10 assists, and one turnover from Jrue Holiday as they strung together perhaps their most complete game on this Western Conference road trip to beat the struggling Lakers, 103-99, at the Staples Center. The win caught national attention mostly because Kobe Bryant called the Lakers a soap opera this season, an "old" team.
December 6, 2012 |
Andrew Bynum's agent, David Lee, said Tuesday that the 76ers center would have his knees examined again on Dec. 20. Bynum has not played this season for the Sixers as he recovers from bone bruises to each knee and weakened cartilage. He will have a battery of tests conducted, Lee said. The agent added that the swelling in Bynum's knees had gone down. Bynum's personal physician, David W. Altchek, will conduct the examination in New York. Nick Young sits again The Sixers' bench was again without the services of swingman Nick Young because of a hyperextended left big toe. Young missed his first game of the season Saturday in Chicago with the same injury.
November 24, 2013 |
The 76ers are unsure when Thaddeus Young will return to the team. The organization will only say he's not with the team due to personal reasons related to his family. Multiple sources have said the power forward is dealing with the death of a family member. "He's not available, and we're going to allow him his space and let him handle the situation as he feels it best suits him and his family," Sixers coach Brett Brown said before Friday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Wells Fargo Center.